WII Dehra Dun Plant Sciences JRF Vacancy 2019 February

Advt. No. WII/BH/MAH/JT/2019 

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is a premier autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, in the field of teaching, training and research. The WII wishes to engage following posts for the project ‘Understanding Population Dynamics, Space Use, Movement and Diet of Leopards in Junnar Taluka, Maharashtra for Human Leopard Conflict Mitigation’ funded by Maharashtra Forest Department. Positions are for a period of ONE YEAR initially and may to be extended for three years based on the performance of the candidate. The proposed project expects to generate baseline information on spatio-temporal use of the Junnar Division and adjoining landscape by the leopards. The study is going to help in managing leopards in the Junnar Forest Division and will also try to evaluate the connectivity of the landscape for leopard movement. The process of selection of Junior/Senior Research Fellow will include 01 hrs of written test followed by Interview on 25 th March, 2019. 

1 Engagement Position Junior Research Fellow – Ecology (ONE POSITION) 

Essential Qualification (EQ) Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/Environmental Sciences/Statistics with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University. 

Desirable Qualification (DQ) Candidate(s) with prior experience in sampling design and animal abundance estimation are preferred. Prior experience of sampling using camera trapping, distance sampling and radio-telemetry. Knowledge of GIS and GPS is desirable. Should be able to undertake arduous field work under rigorous conditions. 

Work description The work involves sampling using camera trapping and distance sampling. Extensive tracking of collared leopards in human dominated landscape. 

Age Not exceeding 28 years as on the date of interview. Upper age limit in case of applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/Women Candidates may be relaxed as per the rules. 

Emoluments Rs. 31,000/- + HRA 

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